Hwang Passes ABMP Boards
The American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) has awarded Ken-Pin Hwang, Ph.D., certification in Medical Physics, with Special Competence in MRI Physics.
These certificates are issued to candidates who have demonstrated their knowledge and proficiency by successfully completing comprehensive written and oral examinations.
Only 57 of these specialty certificates have been awarded, and four are on our faculty: John Hazle, Ph.D., Ken-Pin Hwang, Ph.D., Donna Reeve, M.S. and Richard Wendt III, Ph.D.
Salzillo Named CPRIT Graduate Scholar
Medical Physics graduate student Travis Salzillo received the 2017-2018 CPRIT Scholar Award from the MD Anderson CPRIT Research Training Program. This award covers graduate school student stipends, fringe benefits and provides a travel allowance. This is a one year award and renewed funding is possible via a competitive annual review process.
Salzillo’s project, Non-invasive and real-time assessment of glioblastoma tumor aggressiveness through hyperpolarized magnetic resonance imaging, aims to improve the diagnosis of glioblastoma through the early detection of metabolic transformations during tumor development with novel imaging techniques. His Medical Physics mentor is Pratip Bhattacharya, Ph.D., associate professor, Cancer Systems Imaging.
Sanders Selected for Elite Summer Internship
Jeremiah Sanders, doctoral student in our Medical Physics program, was selected to participate in the highly competitive summer internship with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site (AMOS) in Maui, HI. The internship is fully funded to include a research stipend, housing, travel, and food for the duration of the summer (5/22/2017 - 8/12/2017).
Jeremiah will support machine learning applications to space situation awareness. His project is to develop an unsupervised machine learning algorithm to detect satellites in resolution-limited deep space images acquired with the DoD’s largest optical telescope. The algorithm will be developed to run on some of the largest supercomputers in the world.
Welcome Assistant Professor Guillaume Cazoulat, Ph.D.
Guillaume Cazoulat, Ph.D. joins us as an assistant professor in research. He earned his Ph.D. in Image Processing and Analysis from the Université de Rennes 1 in Rennes, France. His Ph.D. project was Image-guided radiotherapy of prostate cancer: toward the integration of anatomical variations.
Since graduating, Cazoulat has worked as a Research Engineer at Université de Rennes 1 and at the University of Michigan as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow under the supervision of Kristy Brock, Ph.D. There, his focus was on biochemical modeling of the lungs and liver for image registration and analysis in radiotherapy. Outside of work, Cazoulat enjoys literature and sea-related activities like fishing, windsurfing and sailing.
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Osama Mawlawi honored for President's Faculty Excellence in Financial Stewardship Award.
Kristine Ferrone, selected to participate in competitive 2017 NASA Space Radiation Research Summer School.
Charles Willis, PhD & Thomas Nishino, PhD selected to receive JACMP Editor-in-Chief Award for Physics Article.
Rebeca Romero Aburto, Ph.D., receives Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship for 2017 GRC.
BOND Lab winning image in NCI Cancer Close Up Competition prominently displayed at 2017 AACR & ASCO meetings.
Sara Loupot, Medical Physics Ph.D. student, received the Early Career Medical Physicist Scholarship Award.
Rebeca Romero Aburto receives a Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award for the AACR 2017 Annual Meeting.
Jason Stafford elected as Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).
Dustin Gress became President of the Southwest Chapter of American Association of Physicists in Medicine.
Kristy Brock is the recipient of a $1M UT System Faculty Science & Technology Acquisition & Retention Award.
Medical Physics graduate, Justin Mikell, receives the 2016 Aaron Blanchard Research Award in Medical Physics.
Siemens Prisma 3T, the most powerful clinical MRI scanner on the market, arrived for Jingfei Ma's research.
Medical Physics graduate student Sara Loupot awarded with George Stancel Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences.
Internationally recognized leader in medical physics, Kristy Brock, joins our faculty as a Professor.
Joshua Yung's accomplishments earned him a well-deserved promotion to Assistant Professor.
Congratulations to Dianna Cody for her election to become a Fellow of the American College of Radiology.
Congratulations to Jason Stafford for his recent promotion to Professor with tenure.
Jim Bankson earns the 2016 "Outstanding Teacher Award" at the ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting.